West Point City Council agreed Monday night to spend $65,000 to refurbish a sewage pump station on Pear Street.
It’s not really something a city wants to be without, pump stations are used to pump sewage to the city’s wastewater plant for treatment.
Mayor Drew Ferguson said several parts on the current pump station are failing and “they don’t make them like that anymore.”
The pump station was built in 1976. The city had the option of replacing the pump station at a cost of $150,000 or refurbishing it with new parts at the lower cost.
The refurbish should last about 15 years, at which time the city will replace the pump station, but use the new electronic parts from the refurbish job.
“That should lower the cost,” Ferguson said.
Goforth Williamson Inc. of Griffin was the low bidder.